Marin Municipal Water District

Interns - Various - Summer 2020 (20005099)

Vac #2227
Northern Bay Area
Until filled or until 500 applicants
$18.25-$18.25 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Varies by assignment


Now Hiring Full-time, Temporary Interns!

Open until Filled  Apply immediately ~Posted on 5/20/2020~


The Marin Municipal Water District is offering three exciting opportunities to work for a community oriented organization that is committed to contributing to the well-being of the environment!


$18.25 per hour. A 2.5% salary adjustment is anticipated July 1, 2020 ($18.71)

40-hours per week, Monday through Friday

Work reporting address:  Varies by assignment



WATER QUALITY SAMPLING INTERN: (1 position) Under direction of the Water Quality Field Supervisor, assists with distribution system and reservoir water sampling, reservoir algae investigations and reservoir algae treatments, and additional miscellaneous field investigations and water quality tasks.  Uses sampling equipment such as a chlorine test kit, temperature gauge, zone sampler and a datasonde with hand-held surveyor.  Performs miscellaneous office tasks, such as mapping sampling points, working with data and reports, and scanning documents. Additionally, performs maintenance and clean-up work as needed. Safety Boots required. Work hours will be Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  This position is for up to a six (6) month duration at the Corte Madera location. Anticipated Start Date: July 2020.

WATER TREATMENT PLANT INTERN: (1 position) Under the direct supervision of a qualified and licensed Water Treatment Plant Operator, assist with the operation and maintenance of one of three different drinking water facilities. The candidate will be exposed to surface water treatment plant processes, chemical dosing, industry standard calculations, water quality laboratory tests, the operation and maintenance of analyzers and ground water quality verification. Safety Boots required. Work hours will be Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at one of three different facilities: San Geronimo Water Treatment Plant in Woodacre; Bon Tempe Water Treatment Plant in Fairfax; Ignacio Water Quality Station in Novato. Optional work schedules maybe considered on a case by case basis. This position is for up to a six (6) month duration.  Anticipated Start Date: August 2020.

FIELD PIPELINE LOCATOR INTERN: (1 position) This position is in the Records Department and will require field locating of MMWD underground pipelines and facilities using a Metro Tech 810 DX inductive locator.  The work will be done in roadways and on steep slopes, which will require proper safety gear and safety practices.  In addition, this work will require the ability to interpret GIS mapping data and record drawings to properly identify the location of the underground water lines.  Good communications skills are necessary in order to report and resolve discrepancies found in the field.  Safety Boots required. Work hours will be Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  This position is for up to a six (6) month duration at the Corte Madera location. Anticipated Start Date: July 2020.

Ideal Candidate

WATER QUALITY SAMPLING INTERN - Desired Background: Must be 18 years old or older and have a California Driver’s License with satisfactory driving record. Must be able to perform moderate physical work, climb tank ladders utilizing fall protection, safely operate a 4-wheel drive truck, and tow a small trailer. Education and knowledge in the areas of water quality, chemistry, water treatment, biology, and/or environmental sciences, and some knowledge of limnology preferred. Knowledge of, and experience with, water quality sampling and equipment: datasonde use related to lake profiles (dissolved oxygen, ph, conductivity etc.), including maintenance and calibration;  chlorine field analyzers, etc. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, LIMS, GIS, and operation of office equipment. Must be detail oriented and organized. Knowledge of Marin Streets; Ability and willingness to work safely with pesticides; California State Water Resources Control Board Drinking Water Distribution Operator License highly desirable. Desired skills include ability to work independently and efficiently, work as a team player, and work effectively in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to swim 100 feet and lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to safely operate a boat with an outboard motor is preferred as well.

WATER TREATMENT PLANT INTERN - Desired Background: Must be 18 years old or older. Candidate must have current or recent enrollment in one of the following college level courses of study: Drinking Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Science, Biology, or Chemistry with a career interest in the water treatment field. Must be detail orientated, possess good problem solving skills, ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, as well as have the ability to lift 50 pounds. Candidate should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.

FIELD PIPELINE LOCATOR INTERN - Desired Background: Must be 18 years old or older.  Detail-oriented, Microsoft Word, Excel, Windows. Good organizational skills, data entry, GIS, basic understanding of electronics and knowledge of information technology (IT).  Ability to work independently.  Ability to lift 50 pounds. Must be a team player.


Intern positions are not eligible for benefits.

Special Instructions

Due to the driving requirements of some positions, a DMV Form H-6 driving record may be required if applicant moves forward in the process. See selection process section of this announcement for more information.

Must be 18 years old or older to apply for these internship opportunities.




To be considered for a position, the following documents must be submitted as part of your application.

  1. MMWD Application
  2. Supplemental Application

Complete the application in full. Be sure to indicate dates of employment, hours worked, and describe your duties. You may attach a resume but it is not acceptable as a substitute for any part of the application or supplemental questionnaire. Initial screening of your qualifications will be based solely on the application documents received by the District. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the selection process.

These positions are temporary, seasonal, hourly, and non-exempt, and individuals hired in this position can be terminated at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice, at the option of either the District or employee.                                                    

The selected candidate, upon acceptance of a conditional offer for District seasonal, temporary employment, will undergo a background check conducted by an outside agency and must take and pass a pre-employment/pre-duty medical exam and drug test. This assignment requires driving.  A driving history from the DMV will be required as part of the background check. This position is temporary, seasonal and at-will.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. 

A manual application packet may also be obtained by calling 415-945-1434. Online applications are strongly encouraged.  Open until filled.

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